Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 9

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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Thursday, January 9, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 9 Tony Administration Committee Meets 2nd Time This Season; Eligibility Determined for BETRAYAL, BIG FISH, AFTER MIDNIGHT & More!
by BWW News Desk - January 09, 2014

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met today for the second time this season to determine the eligibility of 14 Broadway productions for the 2014 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards®, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The Tony Awards Administration Committee will meet a total of four times throughout the 2013-2014 season to decide the eligibility for the 68th Annual Tony Awards. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 9 CINDERELLA to Launch National Tour in 2014; Chicago Run Begins December 16
by BWW News Desk - January 09, 2014

Broadway In Chicago just announced that RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, will play the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) for a limited engagement from December 16, 2014 through January 4, 2015. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 9 Mark Campbell Exits 'PHANTOM' National Tour for 'Personal Reasons'; Cooper Grodin Assumes Title Role
by BWW News Desk - January 09, 2014

The producers of the spectacular new national touring production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA announced today that Cooper Grodin will assume the title role in the musical beginning today, January 9 in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. Grodin steps in for Mark Campbell, who is no longer touring with the production due to personal reasons. He joins Julia Udine as 'Christine Daae,' Ben Jacoby as 'Raoul,' Jacquelynne Fontaine as 'Carlotta Giudicelli,' Craig Bennett as 'Monsieur Firmin,' Edward Staudenmayer as 'Monsieur Andre,' Linda Balgord as 'Madame Giry,' Frank Viveros as 'Ubaldo Piangi' and Hannah Florence as 'Meg Giry'. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 9 FROZEN Video of the Day: 'Love Is An Open Door' Inspires Marriage Proposal
by Movies News Desk - January 09, 2014

Today we present a romantic marriage proposal inspired by the adorable duet, 'Love Is An Open Door.' (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 9 Photos and Video: Meet the Full Cast of BEAUTIFUL: THE Carole King MUSICAL
by Meet the Cast - January 09, 2014

The new musical, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter is currently in previews on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street), following a critically acclaimed, sold-out World Premiere in San Francisco. An official opening night set for Sunday, January 12, 2014. Scroll down to learn more about the cast! (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 9 Hugo Harold Harrison, Kevin Harvey & More to Join West End Cast of THE BOOK OF MORMON, 3 Feb
by BWW News Desk - January 09, 2014

The cast of The Book of Mormon, at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London, continues to be led by Gavin Creel as Elder Price, Jared Gertner as Elder Cunningham and Alexia Khadime as Nabulungi. On 3 February 2014, the production will welcome new cast members Hugo Harold Harrison, Kevin Harvey, Christopher Copeland, Keisha T Fraser, Sia Kiwa, Joshua Liburd, David McMullan, Felix Mosse, Tanya Nicole-Edwards, Ashley Samuels, Rhys Taylor, and Michael Vinsen. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 9 VIDEO: Dan Stevens Apologizes for DOWNTON ABBEY Death on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - January 09, 2014

Dan Stevens appeared on this morning's TODAY show on NBC and apologized to fans for the shocking death of his character during the final moments of the DOWNTON ABBEY Season 3 finale. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 9 2013 BroadwayWorld Philadelphia Awards Winners Announced - Andrea McArdle, Kelly Briggs, MAME & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - January 09, 2014

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 50 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2013 Philadelphia winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 9 2013 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards Winners Announced - BONNIE & CLYDE, Zach Theatre on Top!
by BWW Special Coverage - January 09, 2014

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 50 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2013 Austin winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 9 HBO to Air Ryan Murphy and Larry Kramer's THE NORMAL HEART This May!
by TV News Desk - January 09, 2014

Directed by Emmy winner Ryan Murphy ('Eat Pray Love,' 'Glee') and written by Academy Award nominee Larry Kramer ('Women in Love'), adapting his groundbreaking Tony Award-winning play of the same name, the drama tells the story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS Crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city and nation in denial. THE NORMAL HEART will debut exclusively on HBO in May. (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 9 Broadway's J. Robert Spencer Featured on Tonight's HOUSE HUNTERS on HGTV
by TV News Desk - January 09, 2014

Broadway actors J. Robert Spencer (Jersey Boys, Next to Normal) and JennyLynn Suckling (All Shook Up) will be featured on tonight's episode of HOUSE HUNTERS on HGTV. (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 9 VIDEO: Watch Lea Michele's Full 'Cannonball' Music Video!
by BWW News Desk - January 09, 2014

Today, Glee star Lea Michele released the full music video for her new single 'Cannonball' from her upcoming solo debut CD, 'Louder!' Check it out below! (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 9 Elaine Stritch On New NYC, Theatre Culture & Broadway Return
by Pat Cerasaro - January 09, 2014

Legendary stage and screen performer Elaine Stritch may have recently moved out of her longtime home of New York City, but she will always be a part of Broadway's iconic firmament byway of her many memorable appearances onstage and the actress opens up about the new NYC, theatre today and her Broadway return as part of an interview in promotion of the new documentary Elaine Stritch: SHOOT ME. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 9 STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Broadway-Bound THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by Stage Tube - January 09, 2014

The National Theatre of Great Britain will present The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, directed by Tony Award-winner Marianne Elliott, on Broadway at the Barrymore Theatre, 243 West 47th Street, in the Fall of 2014. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time transferred to London's West End, following a sold-out run at the National's Cottesloe Theatre in 2012. The production received seven Olivier Awards this year, including Best New Play. As a preview for the upcoming Broadway production, BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the West End cast in action below! (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 9 Tim Minchin and Matthew Warchus Developing GROUNDHOG DAY Musical; Workshop Set for Spring 2014!
by BWW News Desk - January 09, 2014

MATILDA THE MUSICAL's Tim Minchin and Matthew Warchus could have theatergoers returning again and again... and again for their upcoming musical adaptation of the 1993 movie GROUNDHOG DAY. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 9 PAGEANT THE MUSICAL to Make NYC Return at Red Lacquer Club; Marty Thomas, Brad Oscar, Nick Cearley & More to Star!
by BWW News Desk - January 09, 2014

For the first time in more than twenty years, Pageant - The Musical returns to the New York stage. The show will run each Monday night in February, with performances of February 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Red Lacquer Club, home of Lucky Cheng's - 240 West 52nd Street. (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 9 VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Gives Emotional Acceptance Speech at PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS
by TV News Desk - January 09, 2014

Platinum-selling, Grammy Award-winning artist and Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson received the second annual People's Choice Award for 'Favorite Humanitarian' last night. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 9 BWW Reviews: The Long and Short of It - DIE FLEDERMAUS and THE MAGIC FLUTE at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - January 09, 2014

Before seeing the Met's new production of Johann Strauss Jr.'s DIE FLEDERMAUS, directed by Jeremy Sams, on Saturday night, I listened to the afternoon's live broadcast of Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE. Both were written in German and performed in English to make them more palatable to their target audiences (Broadway musical lovers and young opera-goers-in-training, respectively). But, while the Mozart had its guts cut away, to shave the running time to 90 minutes without an intermission, the FLEDERMAUS went on--and on and on--for four hours. Both had the same result--and it was not good. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 9 Ghostlight to Release A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - January 09, 2014

A new Sh-K-Boom listing has revealed that the label will release a cast album for the hit Broadway musical, starring Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham. As of now, no official release date has been announced. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 9 SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!, TONY'S Among Directors Guild of America 2014 Nominees
by TV News Desk - January 09, 2014

Directors Guild of America President Paris Barclay today announced the DGA's nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television and Commercials for the year 2013. (more...)


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